Human Skin Cells Become Beating Heart Tissue

By Wesley J. Smith Ethical regenerative medical research–specifically, adult and induced pluripotent stem cell research–keep making great strides forward. Now human skin cells have been transformed into pluripotent stem cells [able to form virtually any cell], and thence into beating heart tissue. From the Independent story: A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and …

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Another amazing stem cell advance that you won’t hear about from the BBC

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Here is another amazing breakthrough in ethical stem cell research that you won’t learn about from the BBC. Researchers have for the …

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Not Wrong to Fund Research Based on Ethics

By Wesley J. Smith The embryonic stem cell and human cloning research debates are not “science” arguments, but rather, disputes over proper ethics in the pursuit of science. Supporters of ESCR think it isn’t wrong to destroy embryos for use in research. Opponents disagree and also suggest that it would be great if ways were …

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University of Michigan Creates induced pluripotent stem cell lines

By Dave Andrusko The University of Michigan and pro-lifers have gone toe-to-toe over the University’s heavy investment in embryonic stem cell research, which includes the creation of three embryonic stem cell lines. However, according to leading state newspapers, the Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies, part of the University of Michigan Medical School, has now reprogrammed …

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Three exciting news stories about ethical stem cell treatments this month

Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of the Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization. Three exciting news stories about stem cell therapies – none of which involves the destruction of human embryos – have been announced this month. Stem cells have great promise in providing treatments for degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, diabetes and various …

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